Mission of IMMG is to promote education and understanding of the importance of mining & geologic sciences to the development of Idaho. The Museum will access, develop, and maintain exhibits, collections, and activities pertaining to mining & geology in the Idaho region. IMMG will maintain geologic expertise, knowledge of the mining industry in the State, and a vigorous set of education & outreach programs to citizens & visitors of Idaho.
The Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology (IMMG) was founded as a non-profit in 1989 and opened in the Trusty Dorm at the Old Idaho State Penitentiary in 1994. Since then, we have shared Idaho mining stories and given visitors a peek into the fascinating study of earth sciences with an emphasis on Idaho geology. The museum includes a historic mining camp, lode and placer mining equipment, a microscope station, rocks and minerals from Idaho, fluorescent minerals, meteorites, fossils, and a seismograph!